The fourth episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring the fourth album, ‘Fragile’.
- What difference does the arrival of Rick Wakeman make?
- Is Fragile really an iconic masterpiece?
- How good are the solo experiments?
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Wakeman’s Cans and Brahms:
Roger Dean’s artwork:
Wikipedia on counterpoint (gets a bit technical!)
New theme music
The music I’m now using is the last movement of Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite. This has been used as introduction music at many Yes concerts. My theme music is not take from a live concert – I put it together from the following two creative commons sources:
Original Fragile packaging including booklet:
Homework for next time:
Listen to Yes’ fifth studio album – ‘Close to the Edge’ (1972)
‘Close to the Edge’ on Spotify:
‘Close to the Edge’ on iTunes:
‘Close to the Edge’ on Amazon (UK):
‘Close to the Edge’ on Last.fm:
‘Close to the Edge’ on YouTube:
Buy Yes music, don’t steal it. Take a look at this but then go out and buy the album:
http://youtu.be/BHsiP1aLqhU (Part 1 – all other parts linked from here)